TheBah' House of Worship is located in the village of Wilmette and is currently the only one in the United States. Illinois lists this one of a kind place of worship as one of Illinois' seven wonders. Read Guide >
Wilmette is a beautiful community with distinguished neighborhoods. Here are a few of the more popular areas.
Downtown Area: Downtown Wilmette features a few apartment communities for the urban lover. The Hillcrest apartment community features affordable rents, indoor entrances, and studio to two bedroom units. Although they have basic amenities such as air conditioning and cable, these apartments are not the upscale dream homes many newcomers think of when relocating. They are clean and safe, and the rents are affordable for the area. If you are a pet owner, keep looking as this community doesn't accept pets. If you look closely, you can find studio through two bedroom apartments for rent downtown located above many of the retail shops. These apartments may not have swimming pools and fitness centers at your disposal, but the rents are very appealing! Wilmette Town Apartments are in the center of town and are similar to the Hillcrest. Nearer to the upscale part of town, the rents are a tad higher than other downtown apartment communities.$$$
North Shore: Several apartment communities decorate the landscape of the Northshore area of Wilmette. Some are strictly for senior citizens, such as Mather Place of Wilmette--a trendy and modern senior living community always busy with activities and events. The community has all the amenities anyone could want and is pet friendly as well. Another senior community on this side of town is simply called Northshore Village. Newcomers interested in either of these communities should have a very large retirement fund or annuity because these aren't your run of the mill apartment communities.$$$$
Wilmette has almost no vacant land to build new apartments or homes. What is built is usually on land that was previously occupied by a single residence home. Apartments are harder to find, but condominiums are a bit more plentiful. Try areas like No Mans Land (also called Plaza del Lago), which has several high rise condominiums. You can also look into East and West Wilmette and a neighborhood commonly known as "the Cage."Although the Cage sounds like the last place you'd want to bring your family to live, it is actually one of the most upscale areas in Wilmette full of brick roads and century old trees.
Wilmette, Illinois is a village in New Trier Township, which is located in Cook County. Wilmette is approximately 14 miles north of downtown Chicago and is considered a bedroom community in the North Shore district. Wilmette has a population of approximately 28,000 residents. Wilmette is known for its well-developed forests and parks and is often referred to as the "Tree City". Wilmette was ranked as the seventh best place to raise children according to Business Week. Wilmette also ranks 45th on the list of "Highest Income Places in the United States". The median income for a household in Wilmette is $120,469. Wilmette is home to Gillson Park, which has beach access, a marina, and an off-leash area for dogs; Langdon Beach; and Centennial Park, with includes a public swimming pool, tennis and ice-skating facilities. Wilmette is also home to the Bahá'í House of Worship and two Frank Lloyd Wright Houses: the Frank J. Baker House (and carriage house) and the Lewis Burleigh House. Wilmette is a beautiful town located just moments from downtown Chicago, but without the hustle and bustle of the big city.